Centering Prayer

The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of the Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

Retreats

Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Southeastern US
Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Pacific West Coast US
Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Southwest US
Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Pacific West Coast US
Fri, 24 Apr 2015
Pacific West Coast US

Workshops

Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Upper Northern US
Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Eastern US
Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Pacific West Coast US
Sat, 07 Mar 2015
Southwest US
Sat, 21 Mar 2015
Midwest US

Documents

Method of Centering Prayer
Staying Connected
30 Years of Grace and Gratitude
Az Odaadás Imája, Centering Prayer Brochure, Hungarian translation
Centering Prayer 12-step Outreach
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Centering Prayer Baen samlpykkisins, Centering Prayer Brochure, Icelandic translation
Centering Prayer Brochure, Korean translation